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Elizabeth Mary Rumley Compton
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1910
Rock Falls
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1994
Hemet
Riverside County
California, USA

Obituary: ELIZABETH MARY (RUMLEY) COMPTON , formerly of Rock Falls, died here on Sunday, July 31, 1994, which was her 84th birthday. At her request there was no funeral. Her ashes were scattered over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A stone will be placed beside her husband's in Rock Falls. Memorials should go to charities of the donor's choice. Mrs. Compton was born near Rock Falls on July 31, 1910, a daughter of Charles F. and Charlotte Schick Rumley. She attended Sterling High School for one year and graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1927. She married Kenneth L. Compton of Rock Falls in 1929. He died in 1982. During the Depression, Mrs. Compton worked for the federal government in Champaign and Indianapolis, Ind. Later she was employed at the University of Illinois Theoretical and Applied Science Lab in Urbana. She worked for Armed Forces Radio on the island of Trinidad during World War II. The Comptons moved to Eureka in 1947 where she worked for the Woodford County office of the Illinois Department of Public Aid. After moving to Savanna in 1967, she worked several years at the Dixon State School. "She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, and the Christian Science Society of Savanna. "She is survived by one son, Thomas Compton of Berkley, Calif.; two daughters, Holly Gutierrez of Merced and Charlotte Kreuder of Savanna; and eight grandchildren. Contributed by Charlotte Schick

Source: Sterling, Illinois, Daily Gazette, Sunday, 7 August 1994; A5; 4
 
 
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  Kenneth Lyle Compton (1909 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Coloma Township Cemetery
Rock Falls
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Gayle Gilpin
Record added: Aug 16, 2013
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Elizabeth Mary <i>Rumley</i> Compton
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Elizabeth Mary <i>Rumley</i> Compton
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